Messy Monday Mix
Posted by Chris Lambert
We couldn't ask for better weather for the cleanup. Light winds, wall to wall sunshine and temps running in the mid to upper 30s in the afternoon. With that said, you were in one of two camps today:
Camp 1: Cleaned-up, power on, plowed out, no damage... it was a nice day to enjoy the picturesque winter scenes.
Camp 2: Either you're part of the crews working on exhaustion trying your best to quickly return the area to "normal", or you have no power or damage to your property. Then it's been another tough day trying to deal with the aftermath. To you folks... I wish for a speedy recovery.
Despite our nice weather today, we'll deal with some ice and rain tomorrow. A winter weather advisory is in place from 6AM-10AM, west of Route 128 for some sleet and freezing rain. That'll add a glaze to the roads and snow pack, before the milder air and rain take over by early afternoon. It's a fairly quick hitting system, so I don't expect a lot of rain. 0.25-0.50" for most. With dew points rising to the mid to upper 30s, fog will form in the afternoon and be with us through the evening. Roads will be a mess with standing water and big puddles thanks to clogged drainage areas.
However, since we don't get a lot of rain, I don't expect severe flooding issues. It would be more of an issue if we had 2" of rain and temps in the 50s vs the low 40s. That set-up would cause more snow to melt rapidly.
It's still going to be a long few days of cleaning up ahead. Hats off to the road crews . You've done a great job so far in an immense challenge. It's not often that most of the state picks up 20-30" of snow.